Ultima Thule

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Monday, September 18, 2006

Mass graves uncovered in Bukovyna, Ukraine -- it wasn't the Nazis, after all

By Aussiegirl

Here's a report via Radio Polonia. More crimes against humanity committed by the Soviets and blamed on the Nazis. Unlike the Nazis, no war crimes trials have ever been held, no perpetrators prosecuted, no public accounting has been made about the horrific genocide of millions under communism in the Soviet Union. But the earth is yielding its secrets, one grave at a time. And imagine that there well may be people alive today who took part in this atrocity. They are probably receiving a nice little government pension check for their service to the fatherland.

Radio Polonia

A Ukrainian government commission has concluded that thousands of people buried in a mass grave outside Kiev were killed during Stalin's purges, not by Nazi soldiers.

The commission's conclusion supports the testimony of elderly witnesses in the nearby village of Bykovnia, who said they saw trucks dripping blood en route to the site in the 1930's, before the Nazis occupied the area.

Unofficial estimates put the number of bodies in the grave at 200,000 to 300,000.
Villagers in Bykovnia broke five decades of silence to accuse Stalin's secret police after the Ukrainian government erected a monument in May 1988 blaming Nazi occupiers for the crime. The villagers in December forced Ukrainian authorities to establish the commission, saying three previous investigations had covered up the truth by blaming Nazi troops.


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